North Carolina State Ethics CommissionNorth Carolina State Seal

More Information

SEI Instructions & Form

** 2016 CANDIDATES—The 2015/2016 SEI Form for Candidates will be available for filing on December 1. Please check back for forms and more filing information.
•   WHO has to file?
o   Under the State Ethics Act, candidates (including incumbent candidates) for the following offices must file a Statement of Economic Interest disclosing certain financial, professional, and personal information about the candidate and his or her immediate family. (G.S. 138A-22):
  • Governor
  • Lt. Governor
  • Council of State
  • NC House of Representatives
  • NC Senate
  • Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court Judge
  • District Court Judge
  • District Attorney
  • Clerk of Court
o   If you are NOT a candidate for one of the offices listed above, but need to file an SEI, please return to the main page and select the correct SEI form.
•   WHEN is the filing deadline?
o   2016 Candidates must file between December 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016.
•    WHAT form do I file? Use Candidate SEI Forms only!
o   The 2015 Candidate SEI forms are currently available. The 2016 Candidate SEI forms will be available on January 1, 2016.
o   If you filed a 2015 SEI with the State Ethics Commission and you have not had any changes in the information reported, you may file the 2016 Candidate No Change Form.
o    You MUST file the Candidate SEI Long Form IF:
  • There are changes since your last 2015 SEI filing, you must file a Candidate Long Form.
  • You did not file a 2015 SEI, you must file a Candidate Long Form.
•   WHERE do I file?      NEW THIS YEAR!
o   All candidates must file their Candidate SEI directly with the NC State Ethics Commission, not with the Board of Elections.
•   HOW do I file?  Candidates now have 2 filing options:
  1. File Electronically. The Ethics Commission encourages you to complete the form online and file electronically using the links below.
    1. Instructions on how to obtain an NCID.
    2. Instructions on using the web form.
  2. Manual. Print the form as instructed below. Complete by hand, sign, and mail or deliver the form to the Ethics Commission. Keep a copy for your records.

Electronic Filing

Type your responses and file your SEI electronically. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND ELECTRONIC FILING. It’s fast, easy, ensures immediate confirmation of your filing, and saves your information for future filings.

Manual Filing

Print PDF document and handwrite your responses and mail or hand deliver your SEI.

You MUST complete the ENTIRE form or you will be asked to re-file!! Do not leave answers blank!

2016 Candidate No Change Form